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Prayer requests

New Prayers: 
♦Please continue praying for those partnering with us and for future partners in the ministry. 
♦Wisdom as we continue our support raising. Praying for 100% by June 30th. 
♦Safe travels to OKC on May 28th, and a productive time while there 
♦A wonderful kick off time meeting with our OKC-Bible Bee families. 

Prayers Answered: 
♦God Provided renters for our house moving in July 1st. 
♦Many people have joined our support team. 
♦Bill is starting to shut down 411 Build-It and service work for companies. 
♦Moving to OKC started in March and our next trip, God willing is on May 28th. 

5.21.2020

HAPPENINGS 𝒶𝓃𝒹 NEXT STEPS

Where are we? We are still in Minnesota. We are trying to pack up as much as we can this week; because (God willing), on May 28th we plan to bring another load of boxes down to OKC.

During our stay in OKC, we will be setting things up in our new place. We were so blessed with a wonderful surprise from our amazing In The Gap team; out of their own initiative they worked so hard around the yard from trimming trees, to planting flowers, to cleaning up, etc., preparing the place for us. We are so thankful for such kindness!

Another thing we hope to do that weekend, is to meet with our National Bible Bee families, we are hosting a group this year in OKC and the study will be taking off on June 1st. We are excited to meet our new families this year!

We believe that it will take two more trips to finish moving. The last one will probably be on the last week of June; here is when we will hand the house key to our renters and go. By the way, we want to share with you how God brought our renters to us…

Patty had a conversation with a woman from one of her Bible study groups; Patty mentioned that we will be moving to OKC and that we were praying for renters for our house; this woman said “we have been praying for 3 years for a house to rent, but every time the Lord has closed the doors.” Then she asked more details about the house and said she would talk to her husband about it. Later that day she called asking if they could see the house. They came two days later, and papers were signed up that same week. God took care of many details, big and small and brought people to answer our questions and to help us with paperwork and wise counsel. We are so thankful with our faithful God! and We are so thankful for your faithful prayers!

You could probably agree that this present situation has brought new challenges and opportunities all over the world. That is happening as well at In The Gap. Operation Impact had to be cancelled for this year due to COVID -19. However, God has opened a new opportunity. The team has launched In the Gap Kids. These online resources can reach so many families all around the world. Please check them out and share freely the link with others: https://www.inthegapkids.org/

Our responsibilities here in Minnesota have been fulfilled -Youth Group ended last Wednesday and BSF is also done for the year. Bill was able to attend the OKC- BSF Leaders group via ZOOM and has enjoyed greatly meeting with them. Patty enjoyed meeting women from many countries in her BSF Spanish group. Some of the women that joined toward the end wanted to continue meeting to review the Acts study. Patty and the women are having a good time doing so.

Bill is shutting down our business 411Build-It and has also notified this to the companies he has done service work for. He will finish up what is left of his work with them by mid-June. 

God has been faithful in bringing people to join our support team. And from His goodness we are at 45% of financial support and many are supporting us through prayer. We know the Lord will continue to bring what is needed in due time. We are so thankful for your support and your prayers!

You are in our prayers. Please send us your prayer requests at bsaunders@inthegap.org

“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
    How unsearchable his judgments,
    and his paths beyond tracing out!
 “Who has known the mind of the Lord?
    Or who has been his counselor?”
 “Who has ever given to God,
    that God should repay them?”
 For from him and through him and for him are all things.
    To him be the glory forever! Amen.” Romans 11:33-36

4.12.2020

MOVING FORWARD

Where are we? We are all in Minnesota right now watching the snow pile up on Easter Sunday.

What are we doing?

Bill, has been working with his business, trying to learn how to do support raising online, zoom and websites like this one, BSF online and getting things ready to move.

Patty, has been excited with doing BSF online and her group has grown quite a bit having Spanish speaking people from Latin America and South America joining her group, she’s working on packing up, giving away and de-cluttering.

Daniel, was able to be at the ITG Leadership Academy winter session, but his plans of joining for the spring session changed since it got cancelled due the COVID-19 situation; now he is preparing to finish his final year of college, doing online tutoring and creating this website.

William, has been working with school and keeping up with his fitness goals and even doing Karate on zoom. He is excited for the Bible Bee to start this year and is hoping that ITG Operation Impact will happen in June to join the team.

Hope, has been so helpful in designing our newsletter. Her creativity and resourcefulness have been such a blessing to us. She is enjoying her Karate on zoom and keeping in touch with her friends on video calls, but misses spending time in person with them.

Ruthmarie, enjoys the quiet pace we’re living right now, and it is encouraging to see. She likes to go for runs or walks with her siblings and has fun sketching and painting and practising her violin.

William, Hope and Ruthie are enjoying their BSF study via online. Daniel is on his second year in the BSF men’s class.

Our family is still planing to move to Oklahoma at the end of May, but in these times we need to hold our plans loosely, The verse that says that “man makes his plans but the Lord determines his steps” has been so relevant to us in this time we are living in.

We are still working on building our team of ministry partners that will be holding us up in prayer and supporting us financially. We are so thankful to God for all the opportunities He has given us to share about this new adventure. We will continue to share with others through zoom -a great tool to stay better connected with everyone now and after we move.

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